Carl Levin

Carl Levin

Former U.S. Senator; Senior Counsel, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP; Honorary Chair, 2018 Detroit Policy Conference

Carl Levin is Michigan’s longest-serving senator, having served in the U.S. Senate from 1978 to 2015. A lifelong supporter of Michigan, its communities, and its businesses, Levin helped the automotive and automotive parts industries survive and thrive and led the way to partnering between the commercial and military vehicle sectors.

Levin was instrumental in obtaining federal funding for the development of Detroit’s riverfront and the M-1 Rail, as well as Focus: HOPE’s Machinist Training Institute and Center for Advanced Technologies. He also is devoted to the protection of the Great Lakes as vital to the health and prosperity of Michigan. Levin led the effort to establish and expand national parks, lakeshores, wilderness areas, trails, and the Thunder Bay Marine Sanctuary.

Before being elected to the U.S. Senate, Levin served in the Detroit City Council from 1969 to 1977, serving as council president from 1974 to 1977. He also served as assistant attorney general and general counsel for the Michigan Civil Rights Commission from 1964 to 1967.

Levin serves as chair of Wayne State University’s Levin Center and as Distinguished Legislator in Residence at Wayne Law.